Forever Amish: A Novel

Forever Amish: A Novel

by Kate Lloyd

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Forever Amish: A Novel by Kate Lloyd

It’s the Last Thing She Expects to Find Sally Bingham needs some time away to sort through the changes in her life and to rethink her upcoming marriage. Despite her ailing father’s hesitations, she takes off for a bed and breakfast in Lancaster County for a weekend away. But her best-laid plans leave her in a near collision with a bishop’s buggy and in the home of a mysterious Amish woman named Lizzie. Lizzie introduces her to a different perspective on life, a charming farmhand named Armin— and opens a Pandora’s box that will forever change Sally’s life. The latest book in the Legacy of Lancaster trilogy, Forever Amish introduces us to a young woman about to uncover a shocking secret and find an invitation to a new way of living. This is a story of forgiveness, legacies, and the ties that bind through generations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781434707918
Publisher: David C Cook
Publication date: 06/01/2014
Series: Legacy of Lancaster Trilogy Series , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 340
Sales rank: 134,579
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

A native of Baltimore, Kate Lloyd spends time with family and friends in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the inspiration for the Legacy of Lancaster Trilogy. She is a member of the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society and has done extensive research on the Amish. Kate and her husband live in Seattle. Learn more about Kate at katelloyd.net and facebook.com/katelloydbooks and on Twitter @KateLloydAuthor. 

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Forever Amish: A Novel 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 43 reviews.
loriweller1 More than 1 year ago
Forever Amish is Book 3 in the Legacy of Lancaster trilogy. But it certainly can be read as a stand-alone and totally understood. It is a book of forgiveness and love with a lot of family involvement. Sally is searching for family roots while showing her dog. She spends time living with an Amish family and develops a friendship with them. She also discovers why the mysterious emails were sent. I enjoyed this book along with the two in the trilogy. Kate Lloyd continues to be on my list of favored authors. I received the book from the Book Club Network in exchange for my honest opinion.
Blooming-with-Books More than 1 year ago
Interesting weekend reading... Forever Amish   Legacy of Lancaster County 3   By Kate Lloyd   I'll be perfectly honest when I got this book I had a hard time getting into it.  It wasn't the book - it was me.  So I put the book aside for a bit of time and read other books that I needed to review.  I then picked up Forever Amish this last weekend and had no trouble getting lost between the covers.  I have not read the first two books in this trilogy, but I don't think that is necessary as the story is Sally Bingham's and she is new to the series too.  So seeing everything through her eyes is as new to me as it is to her. Sally has been lured to Lancaster County by a young woman Lizzie Zook who is seeking to purchase a dog.  But when Sally arrives she is shocked to discover that Lizzie isn't quite how she pictured her. Lizzie is Amish and her father is a no-nonsense type who won't have a dog in his house. But the really reason behind Lizzie's motives does not become immediately obvious.  And when the truth comes out Sally's entire world is rocked to its core.  As Sally struggles with rediscovering who she is, Lizzie is going through her own struggles as she to tries to determine what path her life will take. The root story of Forever Amish seems to be family and the love and support that they can offer us. I was provided a copy of this book through TBCN/BookFun and the publisher in exchange for my honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love her books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this story! The characters and location are so real. ***** esk 11/2017 *****
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Simply wonderful!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story of friendship and love!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read a lot of Amish books & very much enjoyed this one. It really showed how Amish are just as much 'human in nature' despite their faith beliefs.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It held my interest from when I started reading it until I finished it. Struggles about this gal trying to find out where she fit in. Doesn't know where her mother is and dad would not help find her. Dad hid his background from her too, until she came across a family that knew her.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really good ... manages to tell it's great story without falling into the same old mold as most Amish romance-fiction novels. If you like Amish fiction, you'll like this! Kate Lloyd is an author to keep our eyes on in this genre.
Barb00 More than 1 year ago
orever Amish by Kate Lloyd is a very interesting book to me. I started reading the book late one night and had to stop, but finished reading it the next afternoon. I was captivated by this storyline with the romance and drama. For me, this book has some twists and turns and I never could predict what would happen next and I loved that. The main point brought out in Forever Amish is forgiveness, but there are other messages or thoughts you can glean from this book. I thoroughly enjoyed reading Author Kate Lloyd's book and I will definitely be reading more of her books. I highly recommend reading Forever Amish. It's a fantastic book. I received a complimentary copy from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. This review is one hundred percent my opinion.
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UndercoverBookReviews More than 1 year ago
Loved this book from Kate Lloyd, and can't wait to start on her other ones! In this book, family secrets are exposed. But at what cost? Can a family become just that again after so many years? If you haven't read this book or anything from Kate Lloyd, you're missing out!
MargieS1 More than 1 year ago
Given To Me For An Honest Review Forever Amish: A Novel (Legacy of Lancaster Trilogy Book 3) by Kate Lloyd is another book about the Amish community that I have fell in  love with.  Sally is the main character.  Since her mother has died she has decided to look for her biological family members.  She meets  Lizzie.  Lizzie helps her with information to help her.  The characters are all well developed.  There is a very good mixture of different personalities of the characters.  This is another good book about the Amish community.  I recommend it to all.
MitziAB More than 1 year ago
5 stars ***** out of 5 Amish Romance This is a quick, yet fascinating read with all the ingredients to make this an enjoyable time spent with friends among the Amish. By writing in the first person point of view with vivid imagery the reader is immediately immersed in the life of Sally as she travels to a town with a ridiculous name to help a young girl who has been emailing with her for some time. What she finds there is a surprise both to her and the reader, and it is not just the fact that it is a completely different culture than where she lives with her used-car-salesman father.  Just what was the motive of young Lizzie? This is one novel I hope there will be a sequel for, as there was a thread left untied. This book is definitely a stand alone book, not at all the kind where you wish you had not read because you need to buy the next one to enjoy. It is just that inquiring minds need to know! I received this Ebook free from David C. Cook and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. A positive critique was not required. The opinions are my own.
Lynngrier More than 1 year ago
Beautiful book Kate to end up the series. This book brought tears to my eyes as I was inspired at the same time as Sally makes her way in finding her true legacy. This is a must to read book and you absolutely be in for a exceptional read. Thanks Kate for the chance to read your book. You have made a instant fan of me.
Bookworm_Debbie More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful exploration of forgiveness. This book is full of fantastic characters. They are well developed and presented. The variety of personalities is very nice. Most of them, but not all, are Amish. Some of them have secrets they have been keeping for years, even from their closest loved ones. As secrets come out heartaches abound. It was great to see the paths each one takes to find their way to forgiveness. I received a free copy of this book through The Book Club Network in exchange for my honest opinion.
sarahsmithstorm2 More than 1 year ago
Having never read a book by Kate Llyod, I was super excited to read "Forever Amish", especially after hearing all about her wonderful books. She did not disappoint. Amish stories are not my favorite, but slowly as I begin to find different authors, I am loving them. "Forever Amish" is about this woman named Sally who needs to think about her life and get away from the crazyiness of the world she lives in. What better way to do this then to visit an Amish community? She meets a wonderful woman named Lizzie, who opens her world to a different lifestyle, one more simpler. Sally begins to question her past, but also discovers a different future could be in front of her as she has found a new love interest, Armin King. However, she is engaged to another man in her life before going to Lancaster. Many things have changed for Sally. Will she adopt this new lifestyle and find forgiveness towards her father and his fiance or will she turn in bitterness? This book is highly recommended and different then what I'm used to reading. Although it was the third book in this series, it can be read as a stand alone. I highly recommend it. It is worth a read for sure! Thank you Book Network, this is my honest review. My reviews can be found on Goodreads, B&N, Deepershopping and Amazon.
sunshineJB More than 1 year ago
You Will Love This Great Read!  I really enjoyed this book and this series by author Kate Lloyd.  Leaving Lancaster was the first book in this series and I loved it.  Pennsylvania Patchwork was the second book in this series and I loved it even more.  Having said this, Forever Amish is my favorite in this series. I do love romance, mystery, twists, and turns.  This book has all these and more.  Sally Bingham the main character in this story has never felt like she was whole or truly belonged anywhere.  Her father Ed is hiding secrets, big, big, secrets.  Lies, bitterness, unforgiveness, belong to many people in Lancaster County.  Can there be forgiveness?  Can bitterness leave their lives?  Have all the lies surfaced or will some still be hidden? I smiled, laughed, and was brought to tears many times.  This story touched me and hit home.  Only God can heal and mend broken hearts.  There is a lesson to be learned by us all in, Forever Amish.  A five star book in my opinion and I highly recommend it.
Robbi44 More than 1 year ago
Many of the inspirational romances that portray the Amish lifestyle weave a character who decides to adventure into the English world, usually for a short period of time. Forever Amish is the twist of that plot. Sally Bingham, the main character, is an engaged young English woman who was raised by her father - a single parent. She adores her “Pops”, but has always longed for a loving relationship with her mother – a totally unknown entity. As her doubts concerning life in general and where her life is headed begin to take center stage, she runs away to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, to sort through her conflicting feelings. There she becomes acquainted with the Amish Zook family who take her into their home and things begin to spin out of control. Through Ms. Lloyd’s ability to make characters jump off the page and into the reader’s heart, she weaves the pull of family love and the need for forgiveness into a novel that you won’t be able to put down. I received this free book from Book Club Network in exchange for my honest review.
Mama_Cat More than 1 year ago
What would you do if you took a trip to get away to collect your thoughts and plans, and subsequently learned that everything you thought you knew about your family was a lie? That is the situation that Sally Bingham, a young woman on the brink of marriage, found herself in after a painful disagreement with her fiancé and the loss of one of her beloved Corgis. Kate Lloyd completes her series, Legacy of Lancaster County, with the novel Forever Amish. It can be read easily as a stand-alone story, as I have not yet read the preceding books and followed it well. It is surprising in several ways, and I enjoyed it immensely. Sally received an invitation to visit a young Amish woman in Bird-in-Hand, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania to talk with her about Corgis, the type of dog that Sally used to breed. Her father did not want her to go to Lancaster County at all, especially Bird-in-Hand, suggesting other places, offering no explanation for his reaction. She borrowed a classic Mustang from her father’s used car lot and left behind the woods of Connecticut for the rolling hills of Lancaster County. Sally’s self-esteem was suffering; she felt responsible for the death of her beloved male Corgi, the abandonment of her mother when she was young, and in general anything that didn’t go well in her life. She had stopped showing Ginger, her only remaining female corgi, at dog shows. Spiritually I could identify with Sally; there was a time of questioning the Lord’s love and concern for our daily life and I wondered if, after He created the world and everything in it, He let man in his limited wisdom handle the day to day things of life. No, I don’t believe that, but I appreciate reading about characters that questioned it and how the author brings healing faith to his/her character. Everything about Sally’s arrival seemed orchestrated by the Lord, although it didn’t seem like it at the time. The bed and breakfast where she had a reservation had storm damage from the night before so they could not accommodate her and there was no other B & B in the area. Sally just happened to hear of a woman taking in visitors, who happened to be the mother of the young woman who had emailed Sally. From the moment she arrived at the Zook farm, life began to get interesting. Nothing in Sally’s life, including her beliefs about God, could be the same again. The plot of Forever Amish was a bit different than I would have anticipated, in a good way. Included was everything that to me would make a good story – belief in God, suspense, love, acceptance, a well-planned story with excellent characterization. The primary romance demonstrated is the love between God and His people; the love and acceptance from others flowed freely from hearts that love the Lord. The unexpected turns in the story made it hard to put down; I hated to leave Sally and her family behind as the story ended. I would very highly recommend Forever Amish to young adults and adults of any age who appreciate Amish fiction, novels about change and spiritual growth, with the added element of mystery and romance. I received a copy of this book through the “For Readers Only” group at The Book Club Network, in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own, and no monetary compensation was received for this review.
Heather06 More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book.  It kept my interest until the very end.  I recommend this book for everyone.  It truely is a story of family forgiveness and love that bears all things. Sally Bingham travels to Lancaster County to spend a weekend alone working through the misgivings she has about her upcoming wedding.  She cannot stay at the bed and breakfast that she has reserved and ends up meeting LIzzie, a young Amish woman, who amazingly enough has been emailing Sally about some dogs that she raisies.  Sally stays with LIzzie and her family and gets all the answers that she ever needed, even to questions she didn't even know she was asking.   I received a free copy of this book for my honest review.  I was not paid for my review.
ForTheArtOfIt More than 1 year ago
I received an eARC copy of this book from the publisher. Here is my honest review.  I have always enjoyed reading stories set in the Amish lifestyle, so I was sure I would enjoy this one.  I typically choose books to read based on the title and/or cover.  This means that a book is usually a complete surprise when I open it; this book had two very pleasant surprises inside!  First, the main character has raised and competitively shows Corgis.  We have two corgis and so it was such a treat to see this breed featured in the story.  It's just a little detail, but brought extra smiles as I read.  The second surprise is the premise for this book.  Sally is not Amish but ends up visiting the area and staying with the family.  This is the first book that I have read in this sub-genre where the two characters that are falling in love are not both Amish.  I think it is probably rare for someone to join the Amish faith as an adult and that was a surprising twist.  Lloyd did a great job with this story!  I didn't realize until writing my review that this was the final book in a series.  Very well done as it can be read as a stand-alone.  
PatGMoore More than 1 year ago
Sally Bingham is engaged but feels she needs to get away and think things through. She wants to go to Lancaster County, even though her ailing father is against it. She talks him into letting her borrow a bright red car from his car lot. After meeting Lizzie, whom she had been emailing about her dogs, she goes to their farm to see about renting a room for a few nights. Lizzie's mother refuses to charge her rent and soon makes Sally feel a part of their family. She meets Armin, who helps on the farm and lives close by. He's trying to decide whether to join the Amish church after having lived in the English world. The attraction is mutual but Sally is still engaged. Kate LLoyd always writes about character that you can't help but like. You will have tears, humor, maybe even a laugh out loud moment when you read Kate's books. They always touch me and sometimes I shed a tear, chuckle or even laugh. Then I have to explain to my husband why I'm crying or laughing. Now he just turns over and goes to sleep. Its just Pat reading again. He even reads some of my Christian Suspense books. There are struggles to be met, forgiveness, doubts to overcome, discovering what Faith in God is about and learning to give control over to God. I've read several of Kate's books and have enjoyed each of them so much. Hope you will too. I received this book through Book Club Network David C. Cook Publishing. All I was asked was to leave my honest opinion and all opinions are my own.